Camano Island Man Dies in Crash on SW Camano Drive

Fatal Crash File Photo

Island County, WA –  The Washington State Patrol responded to a two-vehicle,  head-on crash on Southwest Camano Drive at Hagen Road around 7:55 p.m. on July 26th, 2020.

According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, 45-year old Christian A. Roper of Camano Island, was traveling Southbound on SW Camano Drive at Hagen Road on a 2019 Harley Davidson Motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve, lost control of his motorcycle and crossed the centerline into the Northbound Lane where he collided with a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan.   Roper died at the scene as a result of the collision.   The driver of the mini van, identified by Troopers as 37-year old Derek Fekkes of Camano Island,  was injured but released at the scene.

Troopers say Roper was wearing a Helmet and Fekkes was wearing a seat belt. Both vehicles were totaled and impounded for safe keeping by Dick’s Towing of Stanwood.

The cause of the crash is listed as “Crossing the Centerline.”

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